Ex-CEC Fakhruddin G Ebrahim passes away

KARACHI: Prominent jurist and former chief election commissioner, Fakhruddin G Ebrahim passed away on Tuesday.

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Funeral prayers for the former attorney general will be offered at Noor Bagh Graveyard, Mewa Shah in Karachi.

Ebrahim was appointed to important posts throughout his life. He is a former attorney general of Pakistan and has also served in the capacities of the federal minister for law and governor.

He had also served as a judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and was among a few others such as Justice S. Anwarul Haq, Justice Maulvi Mushtaq Hussain and Justice Dorab Patel who refused to take oath under the Provisional Constitutional Order (PCO) drafted by then-army chief General Zia-ul-Haq.

Chief Of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa expressed grief on the demise of former chief election commissioner, Fakhruddin G Ebrahim, on Tuesday, said Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor.

According to the DG ISPR, the army chief also prayed for the departed soul.

“May Allah bless the departed soul and give strength to the bereaved family, Aamen,” the DG ISPR quoted the army chief was saying.

Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto expressed grief on the passing of the former attorney general.

As per the PPP chairman’s spokesman, Bilawal said that Fakhruddin G Ebrahim’s services will always be remembered.

Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Gulzar Ahmad also offered condolence over the demise of the former jurist.

Other judges of the Supreme Court also offered condolences and prayed for the departed soul.

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